November 10/01 4:52 am - Cycling Celebration, CC Awards, Southland Tour, Burnaby Velodrome
Posted by Editor on 11/10/01
It is only one week until the Cycling Celebration. The event will be held at the Steamwhistle Brewery in downtown Toronto on the evening of November 17th. Our special guests include world champion Roland Green, World Cup Final winner Chrissy Redden, Sue Palmer (10th, road world championships) and Michael Barry (2nd, San Francisco GP, 4th Peace Race and GP Beauce). Also attending will be Steve Bauer and many other luminaries from the Canadian cycling world. To get your tickets, click on the Cycling Celebration button at the top of the page.
There is less then one week left to register your vote for the Canadian Cyclist of the Year Awards. Click on the button at the top of the page.
Burnaby Velodrome Update
Check out the local Burnaby Papers that have been covering the velodrome story:
The Newsleader has an article on their site and another is coming out this weekend. The Burnaby Now has an article out this week as well, though it looks like they have not updated their web site recently.
The city is still out to lunch on the costs of track repairs because the vast majority have already been completed. The roof will need to be replaced sooner than later. The roof should be good for at least another 5 years. $1.1 million is a steep estimate for replacement. We are looking at $500,000 minimum nevertheless.
We are hoping to get the track back open in the next couple of weeks. Unfortunately, it now looks like the fair folks of Burnaby Council are only going to give us 6 weeks to get a proper business plan together for operation and upgrade of the facility. We don't believe this is enough time (we think 6 months is reasonable) but we will try nevertheless. We are going to need a lot of focused action in Ottawa and out here to pull this off.
VP Road, Track and Cyclo-Cross, Cycling BC
Southland Tour - New Zealand
Stage 11 - Te Anau to Lumsden 79km
1 Matthew Yates (NZL) Riverside Rentals 1:42:01
2 Glen Mitchell (NZL) Southland Times
3 Raymond Raadgever (Ned) Mercury Television
4 Tim Carswell (NZL) Southland Times
5 Dave Cresswell (NZL) RTL Signs
14 Eric Wohlberg (Can) Calder Stewart all s.t.
Stage 12 - Lumsden to Invercargill 101km
1 Hilton Clark (Aus) Calder Stewart 2:15:48
2 Graeme Miller(NZL) Calder Stewart
3 Glen Mitchell (NZL) Southland Times
4 John Lieswyn (USA) Calder Stewart
5 Paul Leitch (NZL) Share The Road
13 Eric Wohlberg (Can) Calder Stewart all s.t.
1 Karl Moore (NZL) Southroads 21:16:19
2 Ryan Russell (NZL) Southroads at 0:29
3 Jeremy Robinson (NZL) So Fresh 1:34
4 Eric Wohlberg (Can) Calder Stewart 2:52
5 Glen Mitchell (NZL) Southland Times 2:57